Something that's gummy is soft and very sticky. Think of gummy bears, the candy, and you'll get the idea.

Nothing is more gummy than actual gum, especially when it's been chewed and dropped on the sidewalk and then stepped on. Glue is gummy too, and once you've chewed them a little bit, so are Gummy Bears candy. Gummy comes from the noun gum, with its Greek root word, kommi, "gum" or "resin."

Definitions of gummy
  1. adjective
    having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    synonyms: gluey, glutinous, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous
    tending to adhere
  2. adjective
    covered with adhesive gum
    synonyms: gummed
    tending to adhere
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